Yamagiwa was started in 1923, and today is popular in Japan for high quality design and service. Yamagiwa has been distributing and manufacturing high-end lighting products for well over a half century. Yamagiwa has been making strides not only with decorative lighting but with the developing of lighting plans which draw out and emphasize the functions of architectural spaces. Yamagiwa engineers and designers continue to imagine and create new styles of lighting incorporating all of the advancing technologies and sources of light such as LED and fiber-optics.
The design has been reproduced as Mayuhana Ma Black – an edition that is coloured darker than its predecessor. "Ma" refers to a Japanese character that means true or genuine, while the new colour is based on traditional sumi calligraphy ink.